Australian Embassy
Vietnam

Media Release - 14/5/2014

Australia Awards scholars to begin study in Australia


A new group of 74 Australia Awards scholars will soon leave Vietnam for their post-graduate study programs in Australia, which begin later this month.

The awardees will study at a university of their choice in Australia, at the post-graduate level (Master and PhD) in a diverse range of key development areas such as gender, disability, human rights, economics, education, infrastructure, environment, rural development and health.

The Australian Government places a high priority on giving equal opportunity to disadvantaged applicants to participate in the Australia Awards program. Among the scholars selected this year, six come from disadvantaged areas, three are from ethnic minorities and two are awardees with disability.

“I am very pleased that more and more awardees who are with disability and from disadvantaged rural areas have been offered the prestigious the Australia Awards Scholarships this year to pursue post-graduate education in Australia” Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Hugh Borrowman, shared his thoughts at the awardees’ farewell ceremony in Hanoi today.

More than 4,500 Vietnamese students have received long-term and short-term training opportunities from the Australian Government since the opening of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1973.

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

The Australia Awards Scholarships are for full-time study and include all tuition fees, a living allowance, airfares and health insurance.

The next selection round for Australia Awards Scholarships will open on 1 February 2015.

For further information please visit the Australia Awards in Vietnam website: http://australiaawardsvietnam.org/
 

Contact:

Australia Awards Office Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 39393991/2 Ext: 106
Email: info@australiaawardsvietnam.org
Fax: +84 4 39346782
Website: http://australiaawardsvietnam.org/